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Carina Trafoier
Funding

As a funding expert for the creative and media industries, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Creative Industries and Media Funding.

As a funding expert for the creative industries, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Creative Industry Project and Creative Industry Market Entry Funding.

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Gabriel Schlesinger
Funding

As a funding expert for the creative industries, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Creative Industry Project and Creative Industry Market Entry Funding.

Facts about Creative Industry Project Funding

Maximum funding amount:

200,000 euros

Co-funding rate:

50%

Minimum project value:

10,000 euros

Who is eligible?

Existing small, medium, and large-scale enterprises (SMEs), as well as founders that have (or are planning) a development proposal in Vienna.

Business sectors:

Companies and founders in the creative industries (architecture, design, film, art market, fashion, multimedia  and games, music business and publishing).

Eligible costs:

Payroll costs, non-personnel and material costs, costs for external services, including consultations, training, marketing and distribution, travel expenses, and investments in new machines. Sector-specific starter outfits, software, and costs for intellectual property rights are also eligible. 

Upfront payment:

Up to a maximum of 50% of the approved funding amount can be paid up front. Don't forget your biannual progress report on your development proposal.

Maximum project duration:

2 years

Documents for your application to receive Creative Industry Project Funding:

A duly completed online funding application, an application confirmation, a de minimis declaration, your latest annual financial statements, and/or an income statement.

Assessment:

An independent jury will assess your submission and provide a recommendation for your development proposal's funding.

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De minimis

Bonus:

Women's bonus: 10,000 euros. Startup bonus: 5,000 euros. The women's bonus is awarded if your development proposal is managed by a woman with the necessary qualifications. If a new company is founded as part of the development proposal, we'll also pay a startup bonus.

Typical steps when applying for Creative Industry Project Funding

1.
Developing a project idea
2.
Consultation at the Vienna Business Agency
3.
Selecting the funding that's right for you
4.
Organising your project content
5.
Online project submission
6.
Project assessment by a jury
7.
Communication of the outcome by the Vienna Business Agency

Information material on Creative Industry Project Funding

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026
Submission deadlines 2024:31 March, 31 July, 30 November